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On Monday 17 February 2003 11:59 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> in an effort to reduce my phone bill, i got rid of the privacy manager
> yesterday.
>
> last night i received 3 telemarketing calls from 2 different companies.
> today i've received 2 calls from different companies, and it's not even
> noon time.
>
> i'm curious -- am i receiving more than my fair share of telephone spam?
> or does the world really put up with this amount of junk phone calls?
>
> how many telemarketing calls are people getting per day to their
> residential lines?
>
> pete

I mostly get hangup calls. Those bloody autodialers call several numbers at 
once, and only transfer ther first person to pick up to a telemarketer. Lucky 
them. Pisses me off to no end. We get them at work too. I get a lot less now 
that I've been saying "You are going to add my number to your do not call 
list for 5 years as required by the Telephone Consumers' Protection Act." and 
hang up on them once they agree. You could also just verbaly abuse them for a 
while. Attempting to engage them in phone sex is often great fun.

I also have a tone that you can add to the the beginning of your answering 
machine that will tell predictive dialers that your number is no longer in 
service. email me off list if you want it.

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